Author Archives: kenbaker

Hiding your Face

  Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn’t fit into the system it causes pain to the individual … Continue reading

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“Putting up with Each Other…”

  The idea of “Putting up with each other” doesn’t sound very holy or nice. Surely we shouldn’t even admit that we need to? But there it is, in the first paragraph of Ephesians 4. First the plea to live … Continue reading

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A Safe Place to Stand

There’s a Maya Angelou line that always resonates with me: “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”  The idea of “home” is not a place … Continue reading

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The Ordinariness of Love

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16) There’s a moment in “My Fair Lady” when … Continue reading

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The Truth about Ourselves

“I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. … It is the Lord who judges me. … He will bring to light what is hidden … At that … Continue reading

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“Like a mighty wind…”

  “One night a thunder-storm broke; a sort of hurricane shook us in our beds: [Some] rose in panic and prayed to their saints. As for me, the tempest took hold of me with tyranny: I was roughly roused and … Continue reading

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“The joy of the Lord is your strength!”

“When it comes to developing a worldview, we tend to face this false division: Either you are a realist who says the world is terrible, or a naïve optimist who says the world is wonderful and turns a blind eye. … Continue reading

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